Dia Adams, Travel Hack TravelingMom

Dia Adams, Travel Hack TravelingMom

Dia Adams is a Mom of two elementary school kids in the DC Metro area. Between growing up foreign service and working in consulting, she built up a serious love of travel that included visiting over 30 countries and living in Thailand, China, and Ireland (where her son was born). With extensive trial (and occasional error) her family has learned to balance passion for travel with the reality of, well, real life with two kids. Dia blogs at TheDealMommy.com to share hacks that help families travel more while still maintaining their savings and sanity.


4 STEM Activities in Chicago That Aren’t in a Museum

Trying to add some education to your travels? Sure, you can visit a museum, but if you want kids to fully enjoy the experience it helps to step outside of the box. Check out Travel Hack Traveling Mom Dia Adams’ tips for real-world STEM Activities in Chicago. I’m so happy to see the “being smart is cool” and “girls love science” attitude that comes from my ten year old daughter and her friends. It’s such a change from when I was in school. We are big fans of girls only trips, so I took advantage of the wide range of STEM...

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Buenos Aires for Families: The Traveling Mom Guide

Buenos Aires conjures up images of romance, tango and all sorts of grown-up pleasures. But is it good for kids? Travel Hack Traveling Mom Dia Adams recently visited and is happy to share her finds in Buenos Aires for families. This summer we spent five weeks in South America. Before visiting, it was challenging for me to find good information about things to do with kids. I wanted to share with you what I found once I got to Buenos Aires: a city that welcomes families with open arms. Here are some of our favorite things to do in...

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Giveaway! Win a My Cloud Home: Traveling Mom’s New Favorite Tech Solution

Traveling Mom recently reviewed Western Digital’s My Cloud Home personal storage solution and loved it. The tech solution is not only a one stop shop for all of your vacation photos, it is also a time and money saver. Even better, we’re hosting a My Cloud Home giveaway! My Cloud Home from Western Digital is a solution that keeps all of your digital stuff organized and all in one place. I recently tested the My Cloud Home and am happy to report that it exceeded expectations. The My Cloud Home is a fool-proof way to keep your digital life...

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6 Must Dos at National Harbor With Kids

National Harbor, Maryland is off the radar for many Washington DC visitors. That’s a shame as National Harbor is both right down the river and worlds apart from the nation’s Capitol. Check out DC Native and Travel Hack TravelingMom Dia Adams’ tips for visiting National Harbor with kids. National Where? “I want a girls’ getaway to National Harbor for my birthday party.” My ten-year-old daughter had the right idea. There’s so much to do at National Harbor with kids. We packed up her two best friends and headed over the Woodrow Wilson bridge for a staycation. But before I...

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My Cloud Home Review: A Family Traveler’s New Best Friend

iPhone here, point and shoot there, memories everywhere?  We at Traveling Mom know how you feel! That’s why we were so excited to try out My Cloud Home from Western Digital: a device that keeps all of your digital stuff organized and in one handy virtual storage space. What did we find?  That My Cloud Home not only delivers as promised,  it’s a total no-brainer to use. My Vacation Photos are a Mess! We just returned from six weeks in South America. We hiked Iguazu Falls, dined on a frozen Andes lake and watched endless sunsets- each more picturesque...

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Florida One Way Car Rental Deal: Drive a Car to Florida for $5/Day

It’s one way car rental season again! It’s what? One way car rental season is that magical time in Fall when rental car companies practically give away car rentals because you’re doing them a favor: Getting the cars back to Florida from up north.  You can create an amazing road trip with half the miles and a quarter of the price! Travel Hack Traveling Mom Dia Adams has the scoop on how to score a one way car rental deal. One-Way Car Rental Deal Every Spring and Fall, I look for one-way car rental steals.  Most months of the...

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How to Save on Car Rental: The Traveling Mom Guide

We here at Traveling Mom understand that a car rental can eat up a huge chunk of your vacation budget. Fortunately, there’s no need to break the bank when you get behind the wheel.  Let Travel Hack Traveling Mom show you how to save on your car rental. I often hear from readers that one of the most frustrating parts of the vacation planning process is renting a car. With each company having its own promotions, loyalty programs, and extra fees, you may feel like you’re never going to find the best deal. After close to 100 car rentals,...

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How to Save on Vacation Rentals: Stay Worldwide from $35/Night

Hotel rooms can be both a huge expense and too small for many families. What if there were a way to get an actual condo, not just a room, for as low as $249/week? With flexibility and the right timing your family could be living large for pennies. Travel Hack Traveling Mom Dia Adams shares her top tips for how to save on vacation rentals. Vacation Rentals 101: Should You or Shouldn’t You? We here at Traveling Mom are big fans of living like a local when we travel. However, it’s hard to live locally from a 300 square...

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3 Most Important Things to Know about Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Some variation of the same question popped up at least five times in the last week: on Twitter, on Facebook, in a comment, even at this TravelingMom’s daughter’s Tae Kwon Do practice: “How do I get the most from my travel reward credit cards?” At TravelingMom, we take our points seriously and we are here to help you, too! Here are the secrets to getting the most from travel rewards credit cards. Disclosure: TravelingMom may earn a commission on credit cards approved via links on this page. Opinion is solely that of the author. Before You Begin Before you...

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